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The Lutheran Student Community of Penn State is an intentionally safe place – open to all students – regardless of faith background, church denominational history, economic status, political affiliation, ancestry, color, national origin, race, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability or handicap, political persuasion, age, or academic standing.

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There are plenty of opportunities with our community. Weekly worship is offered Thursdays on campus at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, as well as Sunday services in the morning and evening at Grace Lutheran Church on South Garner Street.

Need someone to talk to?

Don’t know what you believe? Struggling with relationships? Need a listening ear? If you are feeling distressed or troubled, if you can’t quite sort things out, if you just want to talk, you are welcome to contact our Campus Minister, Alicia Anderson. Part of why our staff is here is so that we can provide emotional, spiritual, and other support to students when they most need it!

Alicia is available by email at ara2@psu.edu or by text or phone at (814) 360-0601.

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In the weeks at the end of November, the readings from Matthew’s gospel seem to offer the harsher side of Jesus’ teachings, and that makes me uncomfortable.  I keep reminding us that parables are not to be read in isolation from the rest of what we learn from Jesus’ life and teachings, and they are not to be read literally. 

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weekly prayer: 11/28

O God, It can be so easy to look away from the needs around me. I have so much to deal with of my own. Yet, you call me to see the needs of others. You ask me to notice their struggles and burdens, and to respond. Open my eyes to see your hurting children. Open my heart to reach

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Matthew 25:31-46

[Jesus said to the disciples:] 31“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33and he will put the sheep at his

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In this week’s gospel reading, Jesus tells a parable about a man who left three of his servants in charge of large amounts of money while he was away on a trip.  When he returned, he found that two of them had used the funds in trade and had increased the principal. One had kept the original amount safe by

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Thanksgiving Break Schedule!

Break is finally here!! Hooray! Enjoy your time away from classes and the regular routine of life on campus! During break, Sunday morning worship services will continue as usual. Sunday lunch and Thursday Evening Worship and dinner afterward will be on hiatus from Friday, November 17th through Sunday, November 26th.

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weekly prayer: 11/21

O God, Comfort me when I am afraid. Fill me with courage and wisdom. Help me see how to move forward. Help me not to be immobilized by possibilities I want to avoid. Move me ahead in hope and trust in myself and in you. Amen.           fear | Jesus tells the parable of the talents

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